Table 1

Child assessment measures

AssessmentDescriptionAssessment schedule
The Movement Assessment Battery for Children, second edition (MABC-2).37The MABC-2 is considered the gold standard at assessing for motor impairment for children 3–16 years of age.38 The assessment is divided into subscales; manual dexterity, aiming and catching and balance.Baseline
Preschool-age Physical Activity Questionnaire.39This validated questionnaire was developed in an Australian context and is designed to capture information on sedentary behaviour and physical activity time, including structured physical activity.39Baseline
3 months post-intervention
Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM).40The physiotherapist assessor will work collaboratively with the parent to develop and prioritise gross motor and PA participation goals during the pre-intervention assessment. Parent’s will be asked to rate their child’s performance and satisfaction with their child’s performance for each goal.Baseline
Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire.41This questionnaire provides information about emotional symptoms, conduct problems, hyperactivity/inattention, peer relationship problems and prosocial behaviour.Baseline
Smiley Face Scale5-point Likert scale of smiley faces used to assess enjoyment in children. Previously used in intervention studies for children.29Each dance lesson attended (completed by child and parent)
Attendance and Involvement ScaleWeekly record of child attendance in class as well as a rating of the child’s involvement on a 5-point Likert scale from ‘not at all involved’ to ‘very involved’.Each dance lesson attended (completed by teacher)